Occupational Health and Safety Administration
Department of Labor
United States Government
Can't Take No More (1980)
A quick paced history of occupational health and safety in the U.S. from the Industrial Revolution to the 1970s. Produced and distributed by OSHA in 1980. Then in 1981, the incoming head of OSHA Thorne Auchter recalled and destroyed most copies. A few copies were kept alive by renegade union officials who refused to return their copies. The penalty for being discovered in possession of one of these films was loosing all OSHA funding for their safety and health programs.
There are 3 films in this series: The Story of OSHA
| Worker to Worker
| Can't Take No More
This film was preserved through the years through the efforts of Mark Catlin, who made this and other censored OSHA films available for digitizing.
Narrator: Studs Terkel
Executive Producer: Ginny Durrin
Producer/Writer: Janet Hayman
Original Score by: Oscar Brand
Cinematographer: Kip Durrin
Editor: Terry Halle
Produced by Durrin Films, Inc. for the Government.